In this lesson pack for year 5, linking to the topic forces, pupils will investigate how gears work and their purpose. Using bicycles, pupils will locate the gears and then count the number of rotations of the back wheel as it uses different gears. By the end of the lesson they will have gained an understanding of how gears work.

This lesson pack includes:

  • A lesson plan with cross-curricular links
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining bicycle gears
  • An A4 How Stuff Works text on bikes
Year 5
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